Share listings board

12 May, 2021

Dual-class shares threaten shareholder democracy and good governance

We could be forgiven for thinking that the proposed changes to the London listing rules following
Tokyo skyline at night

6 May, 2021

Japan to include human rights reference in its corporate governance code

Japan is set to become the next country to commit to human rights supply chain due diligence. According to reports, a reference to human rights will be included in a
ESG strategy icons over green cityscape

26 April, 2021

The ‘G’ in ESG: what needs to be reported on governance

In 2021 the European Commission will present two intertwined legislative proposals aiming to foster integration of sustainability in corporate strategies. The first one, the
Stock exchange board

16 April, 2021

Governance safeguards ‘detrimental’ to dual-class share proposals

The debate about dual-class shares for premium listings on the London Stock Exchange usually revolves around those who think they are a good idea and those who say they rob shareholders of a voice. Ne...
EU flag with wind turbines

12 April, 2021

Academics issue ‘call for reflection’ on EU corporate governance reforms

Dozens of academics from across Europe and and the US have called on the EU to pause for thought before pushing ahead with reforms to corporate governance aimed at improving sustainability. Dubbing...
Business ethics, boardroom ethics

26 March, 2021

Survey reveals lack of policies and procedures for corporate ethics

The difficulties of driving companies towards more socially responsible behaviour has been illustrated this week by research revealing the corporate struggle over ethics. After studying 750 compani...
City of London skyline

18 March, 2021

Audit white paper proposes new powers for regulator to sanction directors

The working landscape for boards is about to be transformed after the government published a white paper with wide-ranging proposals giving regulators new powers to investigate and sanction directors ...
Businessman looks at green graph showing growth

9 March, 2021

Business leaders issue warning on governance rules and sustainability

This week a fightback began in support of European Commission effort’s to redraw corporate governance so it promotes sustainability. In an
Board members looking at corporate reports

9 March, 2021

Winning the case for sustainable corporate governance

How far it is sufficient for business sustainability to be built into company reporting, and whether this is also necessary in respect to board obligations, will reach a watershed moment in the forthc...
Stock market listings

24 February, 2021

Investors and analysts ‘still learning to price ESG-related incidents’

The world is full of ESG ratings promoting the benefits of a stellar corporate performance on environmental, social and governance factors. But what of the downsides? New research suggests ESG-related...